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Infrageneric classification of Lipocarpha and allied genera (Cyperaceae) based on morphological, developmental and molecular evidence

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Molecular phylogenetic analyses of Lipocarpha (Cyperaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal ETS1f and plastid rpl32-trnL and trnH-psbA markers are presented. Separate gene trees as well as a species tree were constructed using the assembled data. Results indicate a polyphyletic Lipocarpha consisting of a paraphyletic core Lipocarpha s.s. in which the monotypic Volkiella is included, and a small separate clade with species formerly placed in the genus Rikliella. Core Lipocarpha s.s. consists of six clades, which can be distinguished based on morphological characters. Developmental data for Lipocarpha rehmannii indicates that this species is not a true Lipocarpha. The genus Lipocarpha is a clade of Cyperus sensu Linneaus, and is here lumped in Cyperus subg. Cyperus and new names and/or combinations for Lipocarpha and Volkiella are presented.
Book: MONOCOTS V, New York 2013 : 5th international conference on comparative biology of monocotyledons : abstracts
Pages: 176 - 176
Publication year:2013
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